October 25, 2011

Vision 2015

The 65th Anniversary of The Tide® makes it one of the longest-standing media missionary organizations in the United States. Founded in 1946 as the Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association, The Tide ministry has since transitioned from a domestic English-speaking radio program to a versatile multi-national outreach focusing on the least reached regions of the world. Through the current radio broadcasts in 14 languages which feature indigenous pastors preaching a culturally relevant Gospel in their own people’s heart languages, thousands of lost people are coming to know Christ’s love and redemption.

Building on the momentum of over six decades of radio ministry, The Tide board of directors has set an aggressive goal to introduce evangelistic radio programs in 15 additional languages by the year 2015, approximately 4 new languages a year. This new campaign has become known as Vision 2015.

With almost a quarter of the world’s population living within The Tide’s current broadcasting range, and over 6,900 languages spoken in the world today, the opportunities are great. At this time, 10 potential languages have already been identified with a need to be reached in Bhutan, Malawi, Mozambique, and Nigeria, as well as many more tribal languages in India waiting to be considered. Please join with us in prayer as the board of directors seeks wisdom and discernment to select five more languages to target. We are excited to watch God work as we seek to reach many more lost people with His message of love and hope they so desperately need to hear.

Since the first international radio program was broadcast in India in 1978, The Tide has established radio projects throughout India, Nepal, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. The outreach to listeners includes discipleship seminars, literature distribution, Bible correspondence courses, and leadership training. This combination of ministry elements has proven to be extremely effective in changing lives and planting churches where believers are nurtured in their faith so that whole communities are drawn into the Kingdom of God, and is a pattern The Tide desires to establish in additional countries.

If you are interested in joining with us in this goal, consider sponsoring a broadcast today.

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